Asia Waiting Children “L” thru “Z”
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LANGLEY, female, DOB 7/2004 SN Trisomy 21 Syndrome
CHI Partnership file, Special Focus Designation
Langley is 11 years old but her file has recently been registered for adoption. She has lived in her orphanage since August 2014 and appears to be physically strong and healthy. She is described as being popular with her friends and teachers and is able to attend her classes at the institution. She has Down Syndrome which affects her development in various ways but she is able to care for herself and be an active part of her community.
Langley’s caregivers share in her reports,“
“LANGLEY is extroverted; docile, polite; popular with teachers and classmates.
Motor development: flexible fingers; can eat, do laundry, take bath and clean room by herself; can run and jump freely; likes to dance, run; has good coordinating movement.
Language and sociability: can communicate well with others; not very clear in her pronunciation; likes to sing; willing to spill out (confide) to teacher she trusts; polite; actively greets people; gets along well with others; likes to play with peers; gets along well with peers; knows to share and give.
Mental development: likes to study; can write common used characters; can count numbers; knows articles of daily use and their uses, can distinguish size, position, color, shape; can write common used characters; can count numbers; likes to study; likes to be beautiful; likes to tidy her bed and closet; good personal hygiene; gets along well with others; gets along well with peers; knows to share and give. Langley also likes drawing, singing and dancing; good sense of rhythm; strong performing ability; good personal hygiene; likes to tidy her bed and closet; likes to clean; likes to be beautiful; can positively respond to adult’s instructions in daily life; can actively express her needs; can simply ask for other’s opinions.”
LELAND, male, DOB 9/2004 SN esotropia of both eyes, cerebral palsy diagnosis (?)
Leland appears to be a boy who enjoys being active and playful. He can occasionally be naughty as well. He has a diagnosis of cerebral palsy but his reports don’t clearly explain why this diagnosis has been given to him. He can freely run and jump but he does appear to have some issues with speech. Video has been requested and may give a clearer picture of this diagnosis. Attention to his crossed eyes would also likely be helpful.
Leland’s reports further share, “At admission he was approximately 12 months old. He had clear mind, good spirit, bad nutrition, slow reaction, weak body, no strength, no abnormal findings of heart and lung. After admission he was vaccinated according to plan.
At present he is 100.5cm in height, 16.5kg in weight, 54cm in head size, 54.5 cm in chest size. He is introverted, can run and jump freely, has flexible fingers, can put on clothes and shoes, can speak short sentences, can communicate simply, but not clearly, not good at communication, can understand what adults say and do things according to direction; can recognize direction, color, size and shape, can do simple housework, likes drawing and dancing, likes playing games with kids, can get along well with other mates, can understand sharing. He is introverted, shy, cute, loved by teachers and classmates.
Motional development: flexible fingers, can hold the pen, can put on and off clothes and shoes, can brush his teeth, can wash his face and hands alone, can manage his clothes alone, can go to bathroom alone, can feed himself, can drink water alone, can help the nurturer do the preparation for the meal, can jump and run freely, likes playing in the game room with mates.
Language and sociality: can speak short sentences, can make simple communication not clearly, not good at communication, can understand what you say; polite, can respond to his mission, active, hardworking, likes doing the housework, can get along well with nurturers and mates.
Mental development: likes drawing, can dance along the music, can learn quickly, can recognize direction, color, size and shape; can recognize common objects, animal, vegetable and fruit, likes imitating, and occasionally is naughty.
On Jan 29 2015 he did PE in No. 2 Hospital of Lanzhou University, his examination results were normal except cerebral palsy and esotropia of both eyes.”
LILAX, female, DOB 10/2013 SN Down Syndrome, nystagmus
CHI Partnership file, Special Focus Designation
Lilax is a cheery wee lass who is quick to smile and laugh. She is friendly and social with the caregivers and other children. She has no known heart issues. She is just about ready to see her second birthday. Video for Lilax has been requested and will be posted as soon as it arrives.
Her reports share, “Lilax suffers Down’s syndrome and nystagmus. She was weak when first came to baby class, she has round face and lovely under the delicate care of grandma and caretakers.
Lilax likes being held by caretaker, giggles when caretaker holds her and calls her name. She could sit stable on the mattress, play toys with both hands, transfer toy from one hand to the others, she likes shaking her body in front of mirror, babbles when happy, often play her hands. She would look at caretaker and smiles to her when caretaker calls her name. When caretaker walks near her, she would stretch out arms and asks for being held, happy when being held.
She likes caretaker take her to play outdoors, hold her, sit on rocking chair, playing slide, touch flowers and grass, sometimes take her to watch small fish near the pond, she would be happy.
She likes taking bath, likes patting water and makes it splash when taking bath, she would laugh happily. She can eat egg, congee. June 25, 2015”
LINDBERG, male, DOB 6/2011 SN arachnoid cyst in cisterna magna (found during exam for adoption registration); mild weakness in right leg
CHI Partnership file, Special Focus Designation
WANT DIMPLES DEEP ENOUGH TO SWIM IN? Lindberg has deep double dimples and he flashes them often as he is a smiley guy. He loved tagging along after us on the CHI China Team visit to his orphanage in May 2015. He is so fun!
Fly high, cross the sea to a family. This is our wish for this expressive, active and adventurous boy. So, he has been given name Lindberg. We wish nothing more for him to have that change to “Lucky Lindy”. That can happen when his family takes their own plane ride to make him part of their family. Lindberg is tender hearted in addition to all his others personal strengths. He is a robust and healthy little boy who was found to have an arachnoid cyst in his cisterna magna while having a standard physical for his adoption registration.
Lindberg’s reports do not note any symptoms from the cyst but he does appear to have some weakness in his right leg. It does not keep him from running and jumping as the CHI team well witnessed.
Personality and the social ability:“Lindberg is introverted and expressive, active and restless. Has a ready smile, naughty sometimes, laugh out loud when teased. He is mature, when seeing other kids crying he would take toys to them, coax them. Other kids likes playing with him, he would observe surroundings in strange environment, interested in fresh objects, adapts to new environment quickly.”
MATHIEAUX, male, DOB 5/2013 CHD, SN post-operative hernia repair, deaf
The Children’s House Int’l China Team was able to meet Mathieaux in May 2015. He is a curious little fellow who paid close attention to what was happening around him with his caregivers and little friends. He likes to draw and is able to use a pen or crayon to scribble on paper. He is a good friend and is happiest when other people around him. He doesn’t like being left out of anything and is quick to want to do everything the other children are doing too. He is deaf and he does not speak but he is able to express his needs and request things he wants through pointing. He is not currently learning sign language. Mathieaux had an ABR hearing test in March of 2015 and his results report:
Response threshold of left ear>97 dB
Response threshold of right ear>97 dB
Mathieaux was estimated to be 9 months old when he was admitted to his orphanage. His growth report also shares, “He suffers CHD, postoperative oblique inguinal hernia; hearing loss. His CHD ultrasound showed he has CHD (Perimembranous VSD, ventricular left-right shunt. Left heart function in normal range). He was short and thin when he first came to baby class of this institute. Under the delicate care of grandma and caretakers, he has good mental and physical condition, smile when teased.
He could walk slowly under help of caretaker, walk for a while and take rest for a while. He could walk against tables and closet, walk towards toys he likes when happy, cuddle with caretaker for rest when tried, touch caretaker’s face, sometimes grasp caretaker’s fingers and shake.
Mathieaux likes riding the wooden horse, he did not know how to shake it and make it move at first, caretaker assist him, told him to grasp ears of wooden horse and then shake slowly, he would shake his body with wooden horse and smile to caretaker. Seeing other kids playing in the room, he would crawl to play with them, sometimes he opens the door and goes out, sometimes looks outside from the window.
He is obedient and quiet when taking bath, cooperate when getting dressed. He could eat eggs, congee, noodles, biscuits and some milk.
We sincerely hope he can be adopted soon and have a happy family. March 30, 2015.”
For more information on how to adopt Mathieaux, please contact our CHI China Specialist Nina Thompson at: email@example.com
SHEPARD, male, DOB 5/2013 SN post-operative congenital cataracts, resolved CHD
Although his privacy name is Shepard, this wee fellow is more like a lovely little lamb. What a gentle little boy who likes to play. He likely relives pleasant parts of his day during the night as he sometimes will smile in his dreams. He is described as sweet, curious, engaging, beloved, and sometimes stubborn. Shepard entered the SWI as a newborn and was diagnosed with congenital heart disease. At a year old, a new ultra sound showed that his heart had resolved itself of disease without surgery.
Shepard did have surgery to correct congenital cataracts at 4 months of age. The exactly degree of his vision is not stated however and it is possible that he has limited vision. Shepard has some balance issues which could be due to his vision. He will need intervention for his vision. Shepard may also have sensory issues and/or developmental delays. A current video of Shepard can help give a better picture of his sweet little self.
WHEELER, male, DOB 1/2012 SN dwarfism, post-operative CHD, polydactyly of both hands.
WHEELER is a “wheeler and dealer”. He is by all accounts, he knows how to take control of a situation and come out a winner. He has all kinds of friends as well as caregivers who adore him and are cheering for him to have a family. There are multiple videos that show his outgoing and fun personality. One video is ready at this link:
Wheeler has dwarfism as well as some other physical issues which suggest that he may have Ellis Van Creveld Syndrome (EVC). More information about this syndrome can be found at this link: http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/ellis-van-creveld-syndrome/
Wheeler’s reports currently share the following. “Motor development: can sit freely, crawl, walk freely, go up and down stairs; flexible thumbs and forefingers; can hold pen to draw vertical line and circle; can turn a somersault; like to ride on wooden horse, play slide and play ball.
Adaptability: like to stack blocks; can stack 8 blocks; can turn pages, cap box; strong hand-made ability; know all classmates’ names; understand the teacher’s instructions; know body parts; can point out many fruits, animals and common articles.
Language and sociability: can call aunt, say goodbye to teacher, speak sentences with 5 words; know to cooperate when put on clothes; can speak many common articles; know many fruits, animals; can help the teacher tidy up toys; active, have a ready smile, quick reaction, energetic; like to play toys and watch TV.
Comprehensive assessment: postoperative repair of CHD, short lower limbs, hexadactyly of both hands, alveolar malformation, deformity of nails of both hands and feet, cryptorchidism. On June 27, 2014, the baby received repair of ASD and VSD.
Current measurements: height 70cm, weight 13.5kg, head circumference 56cm, chest circumference 56cm, teeth: 9.
May 27, 2015”
WHITTAKER, male, DOB 6/2007 SN mild weakness of right hand and lower limb
Whittaker is a leader and the organizer. “He is considerate of others but he does like to organize and tell them what they need to know. If someone has a runny nose, he will give them a tissue and tell them to blow their nose!” Whittaker is also an avid animal lover. His favorites are rabbits, and dogs but he is keen on all animals. He is most happy to play outside, climb trees, and run as fast as he can. He likes to enter racing competitions and recently won a gold medal.
Whittaker was recently met by the Children’s House Int’l China team in May 2015. He sat quietly while he waited for his turn. He listened intently to the other children and interacted appropriately. He currently lives in a foster family and attends first grade at the special education school. His academic ability is noted to be a little slower than his same aged peers.
“Whittaker entered his orphanage when he was estimated to be 2 years old. At that time he had low muscular tension of right hand and right lower limb, stiff walk, no specialty of the rest. His current measurements: height 112cm, weight 20kg, head circumference 47cm, chest circumference 50cm, teeth: 23.
Motor skills development: through rehabilitation such as physical therapy and occupational therapy, now the baby can go up and down stairs, run, jump, attend physical education course, pat rubber ball, walk straightly and do motions under the teacher’s instructions.
Adaptability: the child lives in a group in our institute; the child is close to his teacher and caretaker; can get along well with children; can take care of younger children; will share food and toys with others; we all very like this active, cheerful and polite little boy.
Mental development: the child studies in grade one at special school in Sep. of 2014; can actively attend all kinds of activities at school; can actively speak at class in loud voice; can well adjust to class and follow the teacher’s thinking to answer questions; good language expressing ability; can well command knowledge taught by the teacher.
Language and sociability: smart, active, adorable; have self-care ability; respect teachers; will actively greet to adults and teachers; like to attend activities with classmates; strong hand-made ability; have a ready smile; cheerful; like singing and drawing; energetic.”
WIGGINS, male, DOB 5/2014 SN post-operative meningocele
CHI Partnership file, Special Focus Designation
Master Wiggins has recently had his first birthday and is learning the many things that children discover they can do at this age! Note all the things he has learned to do as expressed by his caregivers. “Motor development: he can crawl, and walk quickly in the walker, he can stand with the support of fence, he can pick up small toys on the floor, his thumbs are agile, and he can throw toys away and he will grab toys with children. (The video link shows these abilities.
Adaptability: he can turn pages of books, and he can play rolling small balls, he knows expressions of adults, and he can make reaction, and he is obedient, and he knows directions of teachers, he can use hands to clap and he can say goodbye.
Language and social ability: he can make sound and imitate pronunciation, he knows the meaning of no, and he can match the clothing; his personality: he is timid, and shy and gregarious, he likes playing toys and watching TV, he likes listening music.”
As Wiggins is just the age where learning to walk is common in his institution. He does not appear to have a tethered spinal cord but that is a possibility with a spinal meningocele. He is waiting for his chance to be adopted. He is crawling and scooting around in his walker which are positive to see.
WINCHESTER, male, DOB 5/2009 SN postoperative repair of right megaureter, left renal dysplasia, removal of tonsils and adenoids
Winchester is one outstanding and jolly little dude. He has confidence and a zest for finding fun in what is going on around him. He knows the names of all the children in the orphanage and frankly, likely knows everything that everybody is doing. He seems to be the center of activity. The Children’s House International China Team met with him in May 2015. At the time, they asked his friend Whistler to show his dancing and singing talent and Winchester dropped what he was doing, ran to join Whistler and shouted, “Hey!! I am a great dancer too!”. Video of those skills are in the following link.
Winchester has a history of fluid in his left kidney and has had surgery on his right kidney. He also had surgery to remove his tonsils and his adenoids. His caregivers find him highly endearing and laugh at his antics. They also shared, “the child has been living in our institute since admission; he has always been round faced and chubby. He gets along well with children; can actively greet people; strong self-care ability; easygoing, quick reaction, shy, quiet, get along with others, like to listen to music, like to play with toys.
Winchester knows that he lives in children’s welfare institute and staff and children in the institute are his family; he is polite, sensible, helpful and gets along well with others;
Adaptability: know big and small, in and out, many colors, many kinds of fruit, many animals and common objects, can actively greet to people.
Language and sociability: can independently take off clothes, pant, shoes, go to toilet, wash hands; strong self-care ability; know gender; like games; like to perform; understand the teacher’s meaning; can help the teacher tidy teaching aids, toys; know all classmates’ names; know residential place; shy, quiet, active, get along well with others, have a ready smile, likes to listen to music, like to play toy, quick reaction.
Motor development: can walk freely, go up and down stairs, run, jump, stand on one foot for 5 seconds, draw cross, vertical line, catch ball, like sports.
Attitude to being adopted by foreigners: Many children in our institute have been adopted by foreign families and the baby also hopes he can be adopted by foreign family.
May 27, 2015
WOODROW, male, DOB 1/2009 SN history of seizures, takes daily seizure medication
The Children’s House International (CHI) China Team was able to meet Woodrow in May 2015. They were able to watch him interact with the other children, focus his attention on books, respond to requests and answer questions. He was a delightful little boy. He began having seizures in 2013. He is currently on the medications Keppra and Sodium Valproate and is most controlled. He was reported to have one breakthrough seizure since January 1, 2015. He is a highly capable boy as the reports written by his caretakers show.
Language and sociability: smart, active, adorable; have a ready smile; like singing; like to play toys and games; respect teachers; like to play games with children; introverted.
Motor skills development: can go up and down stairs, run, jump, attends physical education course, catch ball, draw circle, cross and body parts.
Adaptability: the baby lives in group in our institute; the baby is close to his teacher and caretaker; can get along well with children; can take care of younger children; will share food and toys with others; we all very like this active, cheerful and polite little handsome boy.
Mental development: can well command knowledge taught by the teacher; can distinguish big and small, much and less, thick and thin, cold and hot; know shapes such as triangle, circle and square; know colors such as red, yellow, blue, green; can answer simple questions such as how many pieces will you get if you cut up an apple and what is your surname.